Paul McCartney Pushes June Tour Dates Back To October On Doctor's Orders
Paul McCartney has rescheduled all seven shows of his upcoming June concerts, pushing them back to October. PaulMcCartney.com posted that McCartney’s Out There world tour will now resume on July 5th in Albany, New York and tickets for the original June gigs will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
McCartney issued a statement to fans, which reads: "I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I’m feeling great but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon. Paul McCartney"
McCartney’s recently canceled Asian leg included three concerts in Tokyo and one in Osaka, Japan. The mini-tour was supposed to culminate with what was to be McCartney’s first South Korean concert. There has been no word as to when the five shows will be rescheduled.
A recent report out of Japan claimed that during "Macca's" stay in Tokyo’s St. Luke’s hospital for an unnamed "virus," the former Beatle underwent intestinal surgery. Beatlefan magazine reported that although the McCartney camp has yet to issue a definitive reason for his hospitalization, the magazine’s Japan correspondent reported the Nikkan Gendai paper posted that McCartney was suffering from ileus -- involving an intestinal obstruction -- and that he underwent surgery. No further details have been given.
Paul McCartney has luckily avoided many of the health scares most nearly-72 year-old men have encountered over the years. Despite that, McCartney has been laid low at one time or another by his friends and family's illnesses and deaths, but maintains that the power of music helped him rise above the pain: "Y’know, I’ve had some terrible tragedies and I, I do think from time to time, I think: "It shoulda knocked me out. Y’know, this really should’ve really. . . " And for they time that those tragedies did occur, it did know me out. But for instance, when Linda died, I just did nothing really, probably for a year. I probably just cried for a year. And I was then able to pick up the pieces. And music is what saved me. And so, I was able to come back with the energy and the enthusiasm, I think, because of music."